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Conclusion to Part II: The Future of the Belgian Car Industry

  • A. J. Jacobs
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Abstract

Part II closes with this chapter, which provides summary data on annual car production in Belgium, focusing on its post-1989 decline due to the closure of the Renault, General Motors, and Ford factories. The final section speculates on the country’s near-term prospects for car production (during the 2020s).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. J. Jacobs
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  1. 1.Department of SociologyEast Carolina UniversityGreenvilleUSA

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